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Black Belt Birding Festival
Join Alabama Audubon for our Black Belt Birding Festival on Saturday, August 7th. Alabama Audubon’s Black Belt Birding Initiative works to bring the economic and environmental benefits of bird-based ecotourism to one of the country’s most economically challenged rural areas. Through this special event, we’re hoping to make a positive difference for the Black Belt’s birds and the people who love them. Come for the day, or stay for longer and enjoy all the Black Belt has to offer! We are excited for you to join us!
2021 Festival Featuring:
–Field trips to experience the diverse birds and habitats of the Black Belt, including to the Joe Farm
–Keynote talk from author and Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University, Dr. J. Drew Lanham
–Indoor classes on Black Belt history and culture
–Vendor expo of local businesses, vendors, makers, and nonprofits
–Exhibition of Hale County fossils by the UA Natural History Museum
–A collaborative, bird-themed art exhibition by Aaron Sanders Head and Doug Baulos at the Aaron Sanders Head Studio